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Newbie Bass Chick

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Thingy, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Thingy


    Oct 19, 2005
    Western Australia
    Well hi!

    I have been trying to save for my first bass for about 6 months. In the end, my friends and family got together and purchased a friend's mate's Yamaha BB350 for me. How nice are they?!!

    The first time I held it and started to play, it JUST FELT RIGHT!!

    So here I am!

    Hi to all the other newbies too. :p
  2. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    My girlfriend's first bass was a Yamaha MB-40 and she's still got it, although the pickups have been changed to Quarter Pounders.
  3. Welcome to Talk Bass.
  4. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
  5. Thingy


    Oct 19, 2005
    Western Australia
    :) Thank you for the welcome! :)

    Wot's a quarter pounder?!

    Another question that I'm sure is a common one for newbies - Wot to do about blisters??!!

    No pain no gain?! I'm down to about 2 non-blistered digits, so my style is rather..improvised! How long til they toughen up d'you reckon? I play about an hour most nights - it's been a couple of months now.
  6. slayertreze


    May 30, 2006
    hey im a newbie too!!!
  7. slayertreze


    May 30, 2006
    hi there!! ^_^
  8. Keep at it. Although playing that often I would have figured you would have some calluses by now... Do you have a teacher? If not, maybe consider finding one to make sure you are not teaching yourself some bad fingering habits.

    But even long-time players can get blistered as you will find reading posts here - if I take a few days off then go back at it really aggressively I can get puffy, pain in the arse blisters even though I have been playing for years. Stick with it!

    and Welcome!
  9. Precious

    Precious Guest

    May 22, 2006
    Hi, I've just joined and I am making a point of saying hello to all the other girls because I think we are largely out-numbered!
  10. Thingy


    Oct 19, 2005
    Western Australia
    Thanks guys and girls - it's great to have these forums - my friends' eyes tend to glaze over when I start talking bass heheh.
    Yep - should definitely get a few lessons. I'm learning a bit from one of those Hal Leonard series (play along with the CD) - having some musical training (13 years of classical piano) helps too - but it makes me shirty when the Hal Leonard gets theory bits wrong!
    Hey Precious - RU in Perth? I am too - what are the chances! RU in a band? :)

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